The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Winter 2019 Series

A conversation on the current state of homelessness in the Bay Area
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The Forum with Tomiquia Moss

February 24, 2019

A conversation on the current state of homelessness in the Bay Area

The chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors, and former chaplain for San Quentin, on sports and the spirit.

The Forum with Chaplain Earl Smith

March 24, 2019

The chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors, and former chaplain for San Quentin, on sports a...

The co-founder of one of the first digital social networks on effecting positive change.

The Forum with Larry Brilliant: Sometimes Brilliant

March 10, 2019

The co-founder of one of the first digital social networks on effecting positive change.

The best-selling author on the Year of the Body, with her fascinating perspectives on death, sex, eating, spaceflight, and war.

The Forum with Mary Roach

March 17, 2019

The best-selling author on the Year of the Body, with her fascinating perspectives on death, sex, eating, spaceflight, a...

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch Forums from Fall 2015 on. You can also listen to Forums, from the most recent one all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.

February 18, 2018
Guest:
Filmmaker and journalist, Keris Salmon, discusses her exhibit, We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture ...
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February 11, 2018
Guest:
The president and founder of Convergence on forming alliances to solve seemingly insolvable national issues
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February 04, 2018
Guest:
ODC/Dance Company’s co-Artistic Director on the premiere of her new work, joined by Sidney Chen, long-time member of V...
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January 28, 2018
Guest:
Engaging communities in contemporary contemplation of Dr. King and his message
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January 14, 2018
Guest:
Engaging communities in contemporary contemplation of Dr. King and his message
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November 19, 2017
Guest: Dawn Porter
Porter discusses her documentary following the struggles of those battling to keep abortion safe and legal for millions ...
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November 12, 2017
Guest: Peter Coyote
The distinguished actor, Emmy-winning narrator, author, activist and fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest joins our dea...
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November 05, 2017
Guest:
The San Francisco Opera General Director joins dean emeritus Alan Jones for a conversation about art, locally and politi...
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October 29, 2017
Guest: Joyce Maynard
The best-selling author discusses her memoir about discovering strength amid great loss
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October 15, 2017
Guest:
Our 2017 Artist in Residence will share her passion for inspiring children to find their voice and using creativity as a...
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